Civil protection volunteers conduct health checks at Bologna, Italy's international airport on February 6, 2020 (AN/Italian Civil Protection Department)
February 28, 2020
WHO raised its global risk assessment for the coronavirus to “very high” as some nations struggled with containment and economic fears lashed markets.
The U.N. Human Rights Council chamber in Geneva, with its dome painted by Miquel Barceló, one of Spain’s leading contemporary artists (AN/Eric Bridiers)
February 24, 2020
U.N. leaders challenged nations, businesses and citizens to respond to a “call to action” for greater efforts to withstand a rising tide of human rights abuses.
The late Jean Vanier, a Geneva-born Canadian Catholic philosopher who founded L'Arche International in France (AN/Kotukaran)
February 22, 2020
L’Arche International, which supports people with learning disabilities, announced its late founder, Jean Vanier, sexually abused six women in France.
MONUSCO, the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo, collects and destroys small arms taken from armed groups in 2015 (AN/Abel Kavanagh)
February 21, 2020
The U.N.’s counterterrorism chief launched a new project taking on the threat posed by terror groups, organized crime and trafficking in illicit small arms.
Young children race each other at a refugee camp in Eastern Chad (AN/Fréderic Noy)
February 19, 2020
Children who grow up in countries least responsible for global warming suffer twice as many health problems as wealthier nations that pollute the most.
Afghan Refugees in Islamabad (AN/Hashoo Foundation)
February 18, 2020
Afghan refugees appealed to Pakistan and the U.N. for more support at a conference, hoping to return home after four decades of fleeing wars and conflict.
Sandhill cranes and snow geese in sunrise light at Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado (AN/Patrick Myers)
February 17, 2020
Delegates from 111 nations at a U.N. conference in India met to protect migratory species and their habitats at a time when nature is nearing a breaking point.
A news conference at the 2020 Munich Security Conference (AN/MSC/Hentschel)
February 16, 2020
Fears of a divided West challenged by China are a challenge and opportunity for multilateralism to show its worth, a three-day summit in Munich concluded.
American mechanized infantry troops in eastern Syria in November (AN/DeAndre Pierce)
February 13, 2020
The Assad regime’s Russia-backed offensive against the last rebel-held area of northwestern Syria caused the biggest single displacement in a nine-year war.
Then-Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir arriving at Juba in 2011 (AN/Al Jazeera English)
February 11, 2020
In a surprise move, Sudan’s transitional government will extradite former leader Omar al-Bashir to the ICC on charges of genocide and war crimes in Darfur.